Asked on Jul 21, 2018

What is the best way to replace the fabric from an outdoor umbrella?

by Reb31389795

We have this wonderful overhanging patio umbrella at our cottage that is structurally sound however the fabric is in tatters. These things are so expensive so instead of buying a new one, I’d like to get some tips on how to replace the fabric, preferably “no-sew “!

q what is the best way to replace the fabric from an outdoor umbrella

Awesome umbrella but the fabric is in tatters. Please help! (PS, tips for the best paint and sprayer to cover rust on a metal shed would be welcome too  !).

  5 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 21, 2018

    You can purchase Sunbrella fabric, if you have the requisite sewing skills.

  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Jul 21, 2018

    You can order replacement covers for them way cheaper than replacing the whole umbrella

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jul 21, 2018

    Try Home Depot, Lowes, the restore, Sam's, Costco. Usually this time of year they are on sale at a reasonable price.

  • Oliva Oliva on Jul 21, 2018
    How about asking a good seamstress or tailor for an estimate on replacement with your choice of fabric. They can advise you as to number of yards of material, and in what sizes (length and width). Panels could be hemmed with fabric glue and attached to each other with heavy duty velcro if it's too costly to sew.
    Alternatively, what about a sail shade or 2 or 3?

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Jul 21, 2018
    Maybe use painters drop cloth, a pretty sturdy fabric, and you get quite a bit for low cost. Save the old one for the pattern, and yeah get someone to sew it for you. Boring color, but hey it’s painters canvas so ...paint it! It’ll give it some extra weather protection! Then save, starting now, to get a real replacement. Because I have no clue how long it will last. Oh! There’s also a spray to water repel fabric I saw at Lowe’s or Home Depot..